This summer, Tennessee tourism sees the emergence of many exhilarating summer travel trends. If you are wondering what is to be expected with 2019 summer travel and moving forward, here are some of the latest travel movements:
The Micro-cation. Millennials, the under-40 crowd, is not the best at taking vacations. While Millennials love to travel, it is often the case that they can’t or won’t go on trips due to work-related stress, finances, or simply the enormous task of planning a big trip.
The Micro-cation has become the most favored way for many Millennials to find a way out of the office. These short getaways are also known as “long weekends” instead of extended vacation time. It can be a good strategy for optimizing your paid time off if you want to go to a variety of different places in short amounts of time.
Insta-holidays. The travel business is taking cues from social media. Travel is increasingly driven by a location’s Instagram-ability, according to Daniels. In a survey conducted by UK company Schofields, more than 40% of respondents under 33 consider “Instagrammability” the most critical factor in choosing their holiday destination. Because beautiful locations are often snapshot-worthy, 2019 sees more social media-inspired tourism.
The Wellness Factor. Wellness tourism is expected to grow more rapidly in the next few years—with the Global Wellness Institute projecting it to grow twice as fast as general tourism, reaching $919 billion in 2022 from the $639 billion in 2017. Wellness tourism ranges from fitness-centric resorts and hotels with holistic spas to natural immersion getaways. These travel experiences are designed to leave you reinvigorated and supplied with the confidence for a better lifestyle.
“B-leisure” trips. We are seeing more people mixing business with leisure. As a result, one of the rising trends in 2019 is “bleisure” travel, a mixture of these two. According to a recent survey by Avis Car Rental, 87% of business travelers say that they are likely to mix business and leisure on the same trip. The research finds 92% of respondents admit to doing some work on dedicated leisure vacations, while 56% of travelers with children say it’s a good chance they will include the family on business trips.
If you’re planning to do some traveling this summer, whether that be for business, leisure, with family, or solo, these are some of the latest trends to keep in mind. If traveling to or through Tennessee or Greeneville, we hope you’ll consider the General Morgan Inn, a premier hotel in Tennessee, as your home away from home and experience all that it has to offer. Contact us at (423) 787-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your stay today!